Join Our Team: Seeking Community Youth Representative

We are seeking part-time Community Youth Representatives from Sayisi Dene First Nation, Barren Lands First Nation, O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, and Northlands Denesuline First Nation. The Community Youth Representative from each community will work with Community Representative and land users to develop grassroots support for the initiative while also receiving valuable training which will help prepare them for a potential career as an Indigenous Guardian.

Position is funded through March 31, 2022 with the potential to extend should need and funding be identified.

Goals:

  1. Assist in the establishment of the Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area through community engagement, awareness raising, and building community support for the Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area.
  2. Support the establishment of an Indigenous Protected Area in the Seal River Watershed by building capacities and demonstrating the value and potential of land-based jobs.
  3. Support the sustainability of the initiative by building capacity among regional youth and land users who can fill anticipated positions as Indigenous Guardians.

Objectives:

  1. Work with Community Coordinator and Community Representatives on community engagement projects:
    • Collect greater than 50% of the community’s signatures in support of the initiative;
    • Participate in community meetings through March 31, 2022;
    • Participate in team meetings per month through March 31, 2022.
  2. Participate in clearing trails.
  3. Assist with other establishment related tasks as requested.
  4. Work an average of 50 hours a month at $20/hour.
  5. Submit time sheets & activity reports by the 8th and 22nd each month.

Qualifications:

  • Wants to work outdoors and/or wants to develop administrative skills.
  • Wants to work with land users & elders to learn more about the SRW/
  • Wants to help protect the SRW.
  • Flexible schedule — can travel, attend meetings.
  • Comfortable talking to community members about the initiative.

Potential Projects:

  • Trail building.
  • Install and maintain trail cameras.
  • Collect antlers & hides during hunts to donate to community.
  • Document the presence/absence of animals.
  • Salvage kill sites.
  • Work with fishers to monitor fish — learn how to set nets, count numbers, size, samples.
  • Harvest and share food with community.
  • Work with trappers to monitor predators & learn how to trap.
  • Waste reduction & cleanups.
  • Working with school children — guided hikes with iNature app.
  • Community garden.  
  • Work in initiative office to provide administrative support & develop administrative skills.

To Apply:

Apply by end of day October 1, 2021 to [email protected]

Send cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, along with your resume, in Word or PDF format. All applications received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those to be invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.